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Jordan, Turkey Best of Friends, Moving to Sustain Free Trade Deal

Jordan, Turkey Best of Friends, Moving to Sustain Free Trade Deal

“Jordan and Turkey face common challenges. The two countries enjoy deep and distinguished ties and they need to join forces to work and cooperate for a better Middle East, a matter that will play a key role in fulfilling desired objectives,” the ambassador said on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic, which the embassy will mark on Monday.

The official proclamation of the Turkish Republic by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk took place on October 29, 1923, when the name of the nation and its status as a republic were declared. A vote then took place in the Grand National Assembly and Ataturk was elected first president of the Republic of Turkey by a unanimous vote.

“We made big gains during the past 95 years in terms of democracy, economic growth, equality between men and women in Turkey… all successive government built on the successes and, today, Turkey is a democratic, secular social state governed by rule of law,” Karagoz added.

Turkey, which will celebrate the centennial of the proclamation of the republic in 2023, is working on several mega projects with the aim of becoming the 10th largest economy in the world by 2030. Currently, it is the world’s 13th largest economy, according to Karagoz.

Relations with Jordan are solid at all levels including people to people, the official said, adding that the two countries see eye to eye on various issues.